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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #27 on: Monday 01 June 20 11:45 BST (UK) »
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1942 Electoral Roll
Alma Marion COATS 6 Ryan St, home duties
AND one other same surname as Alma, a female, a presser.    You needed to be aged 21 and over to be on the roll.


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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #28 on: Monday 01 June 20 13:23 BST (UK) »
Army enlistment record for Clarence Lancer Coats

Of possible interest is his date of birth given as 23 April, same as on the bible

Coats, Clarence Lance; Army Number - 317813; Date of birth - 23 April 1902
barcode 9270937
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=9270937

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 00:54 BST (UK) »
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1942 Electoral Roll
Alma Marion COATS 6 Ryan St, home duties
AND one other same surname as Alma, a female, a presser.    You needed to be aged 21 and over to be on the roll.


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Ailsa Marjorie COATS (born 1921) married Eric O'KEEFE (born 1919) in 1942

The 1942 roll shows Eric O'Keefe, presser, living at 1 Leeds st, Footscray, not far from Ryan st, and the home of the Woolfe family.

Eric died in 2002 and Ailsa in 2014 (Altona Memorial Park)


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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 04:13 BST (UK) »
Probably not that helpful but according to his death notice Clarence COATS also had a connection with Donald.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/204393564  1940
COATS. ó On September 3, Clarence Lancer; third son of Sam and Mabel Coats (Donald), loving brother of Eric, Percy, Vln, Bob (deceased) 'and Melva.

I cannot see a notice mentioning Alma. There is no Funeral Notice for Clarence in that issue of The Age.

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Re: An Australian mystery
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 02 June 20 09:00 BST (UK) »
I think this is a mystery that will never be solved. Iíve looked at dads immediate family on both his motherís and fathers side, and none of them came to Australia. Thank you to everyone for your interest and input - itís much appreciated.

LISA  :)
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